Amazon.com has expanded its Kindle for the Web to allow anyone with access to a browser to buy and read Kindle books.
Retailers, authors, bloggers and website owners will be able to offer Kindle books from their own sites and earn referral fees through the Amazon Associates Program for sales made through their site. Amazon said its expanded Kindle for the Web will be available in the coming months.
Website owners can embed the Kindle for the Web widget and start offering books. The update to Kindle for the Web was demonstrated at a Google Chrome event and will support Chrome OS devices, including the new Chrome OS Notebook, as well as the Chrome browser and other web browsers.
“Kindle for the Web makes it possible for bookstores, authors, retailers, bloggers or other website owners to offer Kindle books on their websites and earn affiliate fees for doing so," said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President, Kindle Content.
"Anyone with access to a web browser can discover the seamless and consistent experience that comes with Kindle books.”
Kindle for the Web joins Amazon’s other free reading apps for iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac, PC, BlackBerry and Android-based devices that let users read and sync their reading library, bookmarks, notes, and highlights with the device or platform of their choice.